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The Wauwinet, Nantucket

February 16, 2015
The Wauwinet, Nantucket

Exceptional hospitality and an exclusive location set the Wauwinet apart.

THE WAUWINET, NANTUCKET, MASSACHUSETTS (20 January, 2015) – The Wauwinet has been a landmark on the northeast point of Nantucket Island since the 1870s, a luxurious and remote haven on a sliver of land that slices the Atlantic Ocean and Nantucket Bay. Indeed it is a world away from Nantucket’s summer crowds, an unspoiled tradition for travel connoisseurs for nearly 150 years.

The Wauwinet was one of the first hotels on the island, and sits alongside a collection of summer homes nine miles from the town of Nantucket – and as far from the hordes as one can be. It has two private beaches fronting the ocean and the bay, and abuts the Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge’s sandy beaches, rolling dunes, and red cedar woodland.

In a grand nineteenth-century gray-shingled house, The Wauwinet channels Old World charm and sophistication. Intimate and comfortable, each of the thirty-two guest rooms is distinctively furnished with plush chairs and wooden armoires and is decorated with luxury fabrics in warm, welcoming tones. Four freestanding cottages have cosy gas fireplaces and private sundecks for blissful relaxation. Attention to detail is paramount throughout The Wauwinet with the personalised note cards, freshly picked flowers, and Hunter rainboots lined up at the door.

Yet it is the impeccable hospitality that truly sets The Wauwinet apart. With two staff members per guest, visitors to the hotel are afforded extraordinary service, justification of the high praise and stellar reputation The Wauwinet so rightly deserves. The Spa By The Sea is a rejuvenating retreat while the award-winning restaurant Topper’s is the best on the island with a seasonally inspired menu and a 20,000-bottle wine cellar.

As a member of the prestigious association of Relais and Chateaux, The Wauwinet is a world-class inn with exceptional service that guests return for year after year. It offers luxury and privacy in one of Nantucket’s most remote and idyllic locations, for there are very few places in the world where one can watch the sun rise over the Atlantic and set over a nature sanctuary.